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RFMD® Ranks No. 1 in Global Ranking of Mobile Phone Power Amplifiers and Front End Modules

April 6, 2010
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GREENSBORO, N.C., Apr 6, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced today that Gartner Dataquest has recognized RFMD as the worldwide leading supplier of mobile phone power amplifiers and front end modules, based on revenue, and the worldwide leading supplier of mobile phone RF devices, based on revenue, for 2009.

According to the March 29, 2010 report, "Market Share Analysis: Mobile Phone Application-Specific Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2009," RFMD maintained its number one position in both categories. Also in the report, Gartner Dataquest identified RFMD as the world's 8th largest supplier of overall mobile phone application-specific semiconductors in 2009, based on revenue. RFMD's 2009 revenue in the category increased to $712 million, according to Gartner Dataquest, highlighting RFMD as one of only four companies in Gartner Dataquest's report to achieve year-over-year growth in this category.

Eric Creviston, President of RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG), said, "We believe Gartner Dataquest's independent research findings highlight RFMD's product leadership and the continued success of our customer diversification efforts. We are committed to expanding our leadership position in cellular RF components by delivering breakthrough products and leveraging our relationships with the world's top-tier mobile device manufacturers and cellular platform providers."

RFMD is capitalizing on major global secular growth trends and continues to enjoy strength in CPG, supported by strong 2010 handset unit volumes, expanded participation across customer and channel partner programs and increasing adoption of connected devices, including smart phones and 3G devices. Additionally, RFMD's Multi-Market Products Group (MPG) is seeing a broad-based recovery across its diversified end-markets, led by applications in SmartEnergy AMI, Defense and Power, Point-to-Point Backhaul, WiMAX/WiFi CPE, Electronic Toll Collection in China, and Catalog/Standard products.

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